Syura Council to decide ties with PKR at party muktamar: Pas spiritual leader

ADIE SURI ZULKEFLI


ALOR STAR: Pas Syura Council will make a decision on the status of its political cooperation (tahaluf siyasi) with PKR after taking into account voices from its delegates at the party's 63rd annual general meeting (muktamar) to be held in Kedah end of April.


Pas spiritual leader Hashim Jasin said the council would evaluate the matter based on input from the delegates before making a final say on the matter.


Hashim acknowledged that a significant number of Pas divisions nationwide have passed a motion to sever ties with PKR for refusing to end its relationship with DAP, the party's former ally in the now-defunct Pakatan Rakyat coalition.


"I am not meddling into whatever motion approved at the division level and the party president (Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang) had made a wise decision by leaving it to the party delegates to decide during the muktamar.


"For us (Syura Council), we have a guideline on whom we should befriend with, whom we should stay away from and whom we should take a neutral stand.


"We have our own way in evaluating something," he said in his speech while opening the Kuala Kedah Pas division annual delegates meeting in Teluk Bagan, Tandop here yesterday.


He said that although some members were against the move to sever ties with DAP, the decision was inevitable because it was DAP that had declared Pas as its enemy.


"We must not be stupid by still thinking positive towards those who are clearly against us because clearly they have made us as their enemy," said Hashim.


It was reported that a number of Pas divisions have approved a motion to sever ties with PKR as the party refused to end its cooperation with DAP for insulting Pas leadership.


Pas Motion Council would decide whether to accept or reject the motion to be debated at the muktamar.


Both PKR and DAP have formed a new opposition bloc Pakatan Harapan with Parti Amanah Negara (PAN), a Pas splinter party.


PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and her deputy Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali however appeared to be hopeful that Pas would retain the relationship between the two parties and joined Pakatan Harapan.